By: Christopher Menendez
Manny the Frenchie, Instagram’s favorite French bulldog, paid a visit to the purple courts of The Miami Open today. With almost 1 Million Instagram followers Manny is far from your run of the mill pup. In the mornings, he wakes up and eats bacon -his favorite- and then slips into one of his many stylish get-ups. Some days, he wears his penguin suit, other days he puts on his shark suit, he chose to go au naturale for The Miami Open.
After playing catch with some tennis balls on the stadium court Manny ran up to the players lounge to cool off. Video coverage of Manny in the players lounge can be found on his facebook page. Manny watched Radwanska take on Madison Brengle (USA), Radwanska beat Madison, 6-3, 6-2.
What’s a visit to The Miami Open without a meet and greet? Every day the Itau Experience hosts meet and greets with players and special guests like Manny. If you’re looking to get in on the fun make sure you stop by the Itau Experience to find out the daily schedule.
Manny will be on site all day! Look out for him on The Miami Open grounds. MATCH ALERT! It’s not too late to purchase tickets for Andy Murray’s match tonight at 8 pm. We hope to see you soon.
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.
Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.